Olympic medallist Laura Deas and MJ Church Ambassador Ashleigh Pittaway in six-strong British Skeleton squad for World Champs

02 March 2019

Olympic bronze medallist Laura Deas will be aiming for her first World Championship medal this week after being named in a six-strong British Skeleton squad for the season’s showpiece in Canada.

Deas goes into the event – taking place in Whistler on March 7&8 – on the back of a fantastic third-placed finish in the last World Cup of the season in Calgary last weekend.

She is joined in the women’s team by University of Bath Sports Performance graduate Madelaine Smith and MJ Church Ambassador Ashleigh Pittaway, who will both be making their World Championship debuts.

Eighteen-year-old Pittaway was the overall silver medal winner on the sport’s second circuit, the Intercontinental Cup, earlier this season and won Junior World Championship bronze a few weeks ago.

Representing Britain in the men’s competition in Whistler on March 7&8 are Marcus Wyatt, who finishing a superb sixth in the World Cup standings, 2018 Olympian Jerry Rice and Jack Thomas.

British Skeleton athletes train in the University of Bath’s High-Performance Gym, indoor athletics zones and on the UK’s only outdoor push-start track. Click here to find out more.

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